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Rules of Marriage

Men cannot marry:-

Grandmother
Mother
mother’s sister
mother’s half-sister
father’s sister
father’s half-sister
adoptive mother –
Sister
half-sister
Daughter
adopted daughter –
sister’s daughter
half-sister’s daughter
brother’s daughter
half-brother’s daughter
Granddaughter

Women cannot marry:-
Grandfather
Father
father’s brother
father’s half-brother
mother’s brother
mother’s half-brother
adoptive father – see below
Brother
half-brother
Son
adopted son – see below
sister’s son
half-sister’s son
brother’s son
half-brother’s son
Grandson

Adopted children and their genetic parents and genetic grandparents may not marry. If they do, the marriage will be automatically void (see under heading Marriages which are not valid ) even if they do not know they are related. Adopted children may not marry their adoptive parents but they are allowed to marry the rest of their adoptive family, including their adoptive brother or sister.
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People who are step relations or in-laws may marry only in certain circumstances.

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